Have you ever been driving with a small child in the backseat facing directly into the sun? There's not a whole lot you can do about it usually...either endure your kid's cries until either the sun goes down/up or your car moves, or try in vain to ghetto-rig some shading device out of blankets or sweaters.
After many uncomfortable commutes with her son Chase in tow, mom Kelli decided to create a product to remedy the problem. And thus Chase Away the Sun was born!
Chase Away the Sun consists of two elastic bands to go around the front seat headrests and a soft cotton print panel which attaches via Velcro strips.
We received the Robot print in a size medium to try on my older model Mustang:
Connect both sides of the fabric to their respective headrests:
|Photo from the passenger's vantage point|
|Picture taken through our dirty rear windshield for a child's eye view.|
Chase Away the Sun is easily machine-washable
The only downside I've encountered is that, when windy, the bottom unanchored portion of the fabric flaps around quite a bit. Not only is this slightly distracting to the driver, but also negates the benefits for the kiddo as it doesn't block any sun when not in a vertical position. Lesson: Roll the windows up and enjoy your air conditioner when driving fast!
Also, the taller your vehicle is, the more use you'll get out of this product. Our 'Stang is pretty low and squat, so ours comes in handy when we're driving to town (West) at dusk. The taller your vehicle/windshield is, the more sun comes into your car and more sun protection your little one will need.
You can buy your own Chase Away the Sun online for only $14.95! They come in small, medium, or large in a variety of prints.
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